In 2015, there will be an abundance of festivals and international events held in Busan where you can make many wonderful memories to remember your stay.
Please refer to the 2015 major event schedule below before planning your trip to Busan.
*Dates and times are subject to change without prior notice.
The New Year Festival – January 1, Haeundae Beach
28th Polar Bear Swim Festival – January 4, Haeundae Beach
2015 IDB-IIC Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors – March 26 – 29, BEXCO
33rd Busan Theater Festival – March 27 – April 11, Busan Cultural Center
Urban Agriculture Exhibition – March 26 – 29, BEXCO
32nd Busan Int’l Short Film Festival – April 24 – 28, Busan Cinema Center, etc.
7th Busan Citizen Bicycle Festival – April 26, Asiad Main Stadium, Spo1
12th Busan Int’l Performing Arts Festival – April 29 – May 10, Busan Cultural Center
4th Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Flower Festival – April, Daejeo Ecological Park in Gangseo-gu
Joseon Tongsinsa Festival – May 1 – 3, around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu
Busan Contents Market (BCM) 2015 – May 7 – 9, BEXCO
14th Busan Science Festival – May 9 – 10 , Gungnimaru
Busan Int’l Machinery Fair – May 20 – 23, BEXCO
11th Busan Int’l Dance Festival – May 29 – June 2, Busan Cultural Center
8th Busan Port Festival – May 29 – 31 Dongsam Innovative City area
Busan Super Cup Int’l Yacht Race 2015 – May, Yachting Center
Busan River Sports Festival – June, Nakdong and Suyeong Rivers
Art Show Busan 2015 – June 4 – 8, BEXCO
Tour de Korea 2015 – June 6, venue to be announced
24th Busan Dance Festival – June 13 – 16, Busan Cultural Center
Busan Mayor’s Cup Int’l Surfing Championship – June, Haeundae Beach
Busan Open 2015 – Wheelchair Tennis in June, Spo1
Busan Int’l Anti-Aging Expo – June, BEXCO
10th Busan Int’l Kids’ Film Festival – July 23-28, Busan Cinema Center
41st Busan Art Contest – July – August, Busan Museum of Art
Busan Marine Sports 2015 – July – August, beaches in Busan
20th Busan Sea Festival – August 1 – 7, Haeundae Beach, etc.
10th Busan Int’l Magic Festival – August 6 – 9, Haeundae Beach, etc.
16th Busan Int’l Rock Festival – August 7- 9, Samnak Ecological Park
2015 Busan Int’l Advertising Festival – August 20 – 22, BEXCO
6th Busan Robot Contest – August 20 – 22, BEXCO
3rd Busan Int’l Comedy Festival – end of August, Busan Cinema Center
2015 Busan MICE Festival – end of August, BEXCO, etc.
Environment & Energy Tech 2015 – September 2-4, BEXCO
3rd Busan Global Water Forum – September 3-4, BEXCO
2015 Busan Maru Int’l Music Festival – September 4-11, Busan Cultural Center
ISU World Congress 2015 – September 6-11, BEXCO
18th Busan Int’l Travel Fair – September 11-14, BEXCO
2015 Busan Int’l Medical Tourism Convention – September 11 – 13, BEXCO
Korea Open Busan Int’l Dragon Boat Regatta – September, Suyeong River
IT EXPO BUSAN 2015 – September, BEXCO
Cloud Expo Korea 2015 – September, BEXCO
9th World Ocean Forum – September, BEXCO
20th Busan Int’l Film Festival – Oct. 1- 10, Busan Cinema Center, etc.
36th Busan Citizens’ Day – October 5, Busan City Hall
15th Busan Int’l Film Commission & Industry Showcase – October 3-6, BEXCO
Asian Film Policy Forum – October 4-5, Haeundae Grand Hotel
2015 Asia Song Festival – October 9, Asiad Main Stadium
Busan Choral Festival & Competition – October 14-17, Busan Cultural Center
70th U.N. Day Commemorative Ceremony – October 23, UN Memorial Cemetery
11th Busan Fireworks Festival – October 23 – 24, Gwangalli Beach area
Korea Int’l Marine Leisure Week – October, Yachting Center and BEXCO
Busan Cup Women’s Int’l Match Race – October, Haeundae Dongbaekseom Island
Busan Jagalchi Festival – October, Jagalchi Market
Busan Int’l Food Expo 2015 – October, BEXCO
Busan Int’l Architectural Culture Festival – October, BEXCO
Busan Int’l Footwear, Textile & Fashion Week – November 5-7, BEXCO
Busan Int’l Seafood & Fisheries EXPO (BISFE 2015) -November 12-14, BEXCO
G-Star 2015 Int’l Game Exhibition – November 12 – 15, BEXCO
7th Busan Christmas Tree Cultural Festival – November 28- January 3, 2016 around Gwangbok-ro area
Busan Universiade for Digital Contents – November, BEXCO
7th Busan Galmaetgil Festival – November, All of Busan
Busan Int’l Money Show – November, BEXCO
Bell-Tolling Ceremony on New Year’s Eve – December 31, Yongdusan Park
Source: Busan City News
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